The Collaborative International Dictionary
Axinite \Ax"i*nite\, n. [Named in allusion to the form of the crystals, fr. Gr. ? an ax.] (Min.) A borosilicate of alumina, iron, and lime, commonly found in glassy, brown crystals with acute edges.
n. (context mineral English) A borosilicate of aluminum, iron, and lime, commonly found in glassy, brown crystals with acute edges.
The axinite group includes:
- Axinite-(Fe) or ferroaxinite, CaFeAlBOSiO(OH) iron rich, clove-brown, brown, plum-blue, pearl-gray
- Axinite-(Mg) or magnesioaxinite, CaMgAlBOSiO(OH) magnesium rich, pale blue to pale violet; light brown to light pink
- Axinite-(Mn) or manganaxinite, CaMnAlBOSiO(OH) manganese rich, honey-yellow, clove-brown, brown to blue
- Tinzenite, (CaFeMn)AlBOSiO(OH) iron – manganese intermediate, yellow, brownish yellow-green